• October 11- Vision Screening October 18- Flu Clinic 2:45-3:45 pm October 19 & 20- PIR Days October 25- Internet Safety Speaker (Parent Meeting 6:00-7:00 pm @ Library) October 30- Fall Sport Pictures (Boys' Basketball) October 31- Fall Student Picture Retakes & Classroom Pictures November 3- PTO Family Fun Night (6:00-8:00 pm)

upcoming events

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October 18 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

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Internet Safety Meeting

As technology advances, so do the dangers of the internet for our students. That's why our students will be having a speaker come in to talk to them about internet safety. Our speaker has 23 years experience in law enforcement and has worked the last 8 years with Internet Crimes Against Children. The speaker will be on October 25th. The students will be in different segments throughout the day.

 

There is also going to be a parent meeting with our speaker on internet safety and what parents can do to help our students. The parent meeting will also be on October 25th from 6:00 pm-7:00 pm in the Library. For the parent meeting, we are asking that students do not come. We hope to see you there! 

Pictures Fall 2017

Forget to order fall pictures or didn't order enough? Not a problem! You can still order pictures online! Just visit inter-state.com/order and enter the code 18880MF. Online ordering also gives parents the opportunity to choose between more options and styles! Images stay on file for 18 months.

Want to know when pictures will arrive? Orders take about 3-4 weeks to arrive at the school, or home if you ordered online.

Have questions? Contact Inter-State Studio at inter-state.com/support.

A Message from Mr. Lipp (October 2017)

Dear Canyon Creek Families,

I feel is is important to share with our readers that probably the most important aspect of having your children in our school each day is to ensure that they are safe. In the past few days I have had several parents asking questions about our safety procedures and how they seem to be very strict. My answer to this would be "yes they are" and will always be this way. At times these precautions can feel inconvenient, annoying, or in some ways unfair; but the bottom line is that we try hard to keep every child safe during school. The district is always putting safety first and due to our proximity to I-90  and the Frontage Road, we feel that we must be cautious of all concerns that could arise. As a district we also need your help looking out for our children. You can ensure that each child is safe by simply helping us with some quick tips:

1. Always use the front entrance when visiting and make sure to sign in and get a visitor's badge.

2. Be sure to call your child in to the attendance hot line in the morning so we know that you know that your child is not in school. The State of Montana Law states that we have to account for every child every day, so expect a phone call if you don't call them in.

3. If dropping off your child, please make sure that you drop them off in the front parking lot and not in the bus parking lot. If you happen to be late, have your child go into the front doors of the school and not walk around to the back of the building. Dropping children off at the school before 7:55 am is prohibited as we do not provide supervision until 7:55 am and all students must be supervised.

4. When picking up your child at the end of the day, please make sure that you assist them when crossing the parking lot. We also encourage parents to pick all students up in the parking lot and not on Danford Drive. Please consider having children use the bus to alleviate some of the congestion in our front parking lot.

5. Be aware of the weather and help us make sure your child is properly dressed for all types of weather changes. Students will go outside during the day if the temperature is above zero degrees Fahrenheit.

6. Please be our eyes and ears. If you notice something doesn't seem right at school, in your neighborhood, or the bus stop. We need to know these things so that we can ensure all students are safe. Communication is vital and helps out everyone in our community. We have an SRO officer that can help us with neighborhood problems.

7. Make sure that you follow our speed limit in the front of the school and keep it slow in the parking lots. We have a habitual problem with members of our community ignoring our speed limit on Duck Creek Road.

8. If you are unsure of our safety expectations, or how to properly visit our school, we encourage you to call or review the handbook. Every family received a copy of this at the beginning of the school year.

9. Please be respectful of our wellness policy. If possible, treats should be somewhat healthy. We discourage cupcakes and doughnuts because we are not supposed to be offering this type of food to students during the day. If you can help us with this we are very thankful.

By following some of these expectations we can ensure that all students, staff, and community members have a safe and productive school year. Much appreciated!

Respectfully,

Brent Lipp

Superintendent

 

Review of Absence Reasons

Dear Canyon Creek Families,

There has seemed to be some confusion about absences and what is considered an excused absence and what is not. Below are some of the rules we have listed in the handbook regarding absences. Thank you for taking the time to review these.

Reporting Absences:

1. parents are asked to call our attendance hotline prior to 9:00 a.m. or send a note to excuse student absences

2. Absences will not be excused unless the school receives a phone call or note, signed and dated by the parent, stating the reason for the student's absence

Excused Absences:

1. Personal illness

2. Appointments with health professionals

3. Legal appointments

4. Emergency family situations

Calling in a student will either mark it as an excused absence or unexcused absence, based on the reason. Not calling in a student at all will mark the student as truant and will result in you being notified by our automated system.

Hopefully, after reviewing these rules we have cleared up any confusion.

Sincerely,

Canyon Creek Office Staff

Please Take Note....

To avoid confusion at the end of the day regarding how your child will get home, please make sure to follow these helpful tips:

1. if you are unsure whether your child will remember to go to the car line or to the bus, please either send a note with them or call the office by 2:45 pm so we can give them a reminder slip at the end of the day (656-4471)

2. If you have a change in plans and your child needs to do something different than what they were told in the morning, please call the office and we will give them a reminder slip at the end of the day with the new plan

3. If your child is going in the car line with another child, please make sure to let their teacher know in advance with either a note or an email

4. If your child is going on the bus with another child (either a different bus or a different stop to get off on)- each of the involved children's parents will need to send a note with their child detailing what the plan is. The notes will then need to be brought to the office by the children and signed by an office staff member.

If you have any questions regarding any of these tips, please contact Ms. Egan at 406-656-4471. Thank you!